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Create mailing list for Wikimedia's Google Code-in org administrators
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For the annual Google Code-in contest (which gets larger every year), mentors can create tasks on the GCI website.
Org admins need to publish these tasks to become available for students to claim, and coordinate / perform other admin work.
This year we have five Wikimedia org admins. So far we have had only informal ways to contact admins (e.g. ping one admin on IRC to get a task published) which can be a bottleneck (due to timezones etc). Plus sending emails to five separate email addresses is cumbersome.

So I think it makes sense to have a private mailing list to which anyone (mentors etc) can post.

  • Name: google-code-in-admins@lists.wm
  • initial list administrators: aklapper@wm, ssethi@wm (maybe also the other three org admins, don't know if they want to have this responsibility though)
  • Description: For coordinating work related to the annual Google Code-in contest among Wikimedia org administrators

Event Timeline

Aklapper created this task.Dec 1 2017, 12:32 PM
Aklapper moved this task from Proposed tasks to Organizational on the Google-Code-in-2017 board.
Aklapper moved this task from Backlog to List creation on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
RobH added a subscriber: RobH.Dec 1 2017, 6:41 PM

Should this be archived? (With private list I assume private archives, but asking before creation.)

RobH closed this task as Resolved.Dec 1 2017, 6:46 PM
RobH claimed this task.

Rather than hold it up, I've gone ahead and created the list, but disabled the archive.

This can be turned on by any list administrator, under the admin options, Archiving Options selection.

The new list admin password was emailed out to both admins.

Thank you for the quick handling, RobH!